News for England North – 14 October 2018

| October 12, 2018

Now for news from clubs that have several events this week.

Central Lancashire Amateur Radio Club has an FM top band net this Sunday and next Sunday on 1.940MHz from 11am. On Monday there’s a net on 70.425 to 70.475MHz FM at 9pm. Next Saturday sees an AM top band net on 1.940MHz from 11am. Enquiries to Peter, G3UCA via email to

Denby Dale Radio Club has its club net this Sunday and next Sunday from 10.30am via GB3HD. On Wednesday it’s their AGM. Next Friday, Saturday and Sunday they will be operating GB2WYS at the Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) event. For details, contact Darran, G0BWB on 0797 442 3227.

Hornsea Amateur Radio Club is holding its annual rally this Sunday at the Floral Hall, Hornsea, HU18 1NQ. On Wednesday they’re taking part in the 80m Data contest. More from Gordon, G3WOV, on 01377 240 573.

Today, Oldham Radio Club has their D-Star net on REF 14B, from 9.30am, and on Wednesday there’s a 2m FM net from 8pm. The Intermediate course continues on Thursday’s club night. On Friday it’s setup time for JOTA from 7.30pm, which operates next Saturday and Sunday on call sign GB2GMN from the Scout HQ in Middleton, from 9am both days. More from Mike, M1CVL on 0740 276 3203.

Angel of the North Amateur Radio Club starts their Foundation and Intermediate courses on Monday from 7pm; they’ll also be preparing for JOTA. Their JOTA event takes place next Saturday from 8am to 4pm at House on the Hill, Hillhead Road, West Denton, Newcastle NE5. There’s on-site parking and a free fish and chip lunch. The club will provide the activities necessary for Scouts to achieve the communication badge. Full details from Nancy, G7UUR on 0799 076 0920.

Halifax and District Amateur Radio Society is meeting as normal on Tuesday from 7pm, with digimodes on the air. On Wednesday there’s an open net on GB3HD from 7.30pm, and on Thursday it’s the joint net with RAFARS on 145.350MHz from 7pm. Details from Martin, M0GQB on 01422 341 317.

Wirral Amateur Radio Society has a natter night on Tuesday from 7pm, when the Intermediate course also continues. Wednesday sees a members’ sale of surplus equipment, with an entrance fee of £3 for non-members. On Thursday G3NWR is on the air for ATV. Full details from Bill, G4YWD on 0780 488 4245.

York Radio Club has a net on Wednesday from 8pm on 145.450MHz, and Thursday sees their club night at 8pm. For more, email

Next Saturday and Sunday Hartlepool Amateur Radio Club will be operating a JOTA special event station, GB0TVS, from the Hartlepool Scout Centre, Stockton Road, Hartlepool. The station hopes to be active on HF SSB and CW, plus VHF/UHF FM. A full programme of activities run jointly with leaders from the Tees Valley Scouts group will enable local Cub Scouts to obtain their Communications Activity badge. Contact Stan, G7VGM via email to

Now we return to the usual listing in date order.

This Sunday, Scarborough Amateur Radio Society is running special event station GB2YMR at the North Yorks Moors railway station for Pickering War Weekend, operating modern and military radios. More from Jeremy, M0JLP on 0788 905 1696.

On Monday Macclesfield and District Radio Society hosts a talk. Details from Greg, M0TXX via email to

On Monday Sheffield Amateur Radio Club is having a shack night, operating GX3RCM. Enquiries to David, G6DCT, via email to

On Monday Thornton Cleveleys Amateur Radio Society has its AGM. Contact John, G4FRK on 01253 862 810.

On Tuesday Chester and District Radio Society has a back-to-basics session. Contact Bruce, M0CVP on 01244 343 825.

On Tuesday Stockport Radio Society has its radio night. Enquiries to Heather, M6HNS on 0750 690 4422.

On Wednesday Blyth Radio Club has a club night, Foundation and Morse training. Details from John, 2E0DCV on 0191 237 1729.

On Wednesday Durham and District Amateur Radio Society has its club night from 6.30pm. Contact Michael, G7TWX on 0782 692 4192.

On Wednesday Hambleton Amateur Radio Society has a talk and demo Network Radio, at 7.30pm. For more information, phone John, M6BHP on 0798 000 3293.

On Wednesday Sheffield and District Wireless Society holds its annual construction competition. To find out more, call Krystyna, 2E0KSH on 0788 406 5375.

On Thursday Bishop Auckland Radio Amateur Club has a normal club night with training from 7pm. More from Gail, M3GBB on 0191 372 0473.

On Thursday Keighley Amateur Radio Society has a natter night in The Old Sun Inn, Haworth, from 8pm. Details from Geoff, G7JZM on 0777 489 1641.

On Thursday Ripon and District Amateur Radio Society has a club night. Contact David, G3UNA on 01423 860 778.

On Thursday South Manchester Radio and Computer Club has a soldering evening, led by Bob, M6TMA. Enquiries to Ron, G3SVW on 01619 693 999.

On Thursday Spen Valley Amateur Radio Society is meeting in the shack and will be on the air. Contact Russell, G0FOI on 01274 875 038.

On Friday East Cleveland Amateur Radio Club is having a want-it-or-fling-it night. Contact Alistair, G4OLK on 01642 475 671.

On Friday Tynemouth Amateur Radio Club is closed.

On Friday Wakefield and District Radio Society has a social evening. Contact Charles, M0OXO on 0790 050 0775.

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